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MSM: Fooling No one

The changes in main stream media haven’t gone unnoticed by Joe & and Jane Public. Despite the fact the media tells us it’s the fault fo those nasty bloggers, and not the their poor content, people aren’t buying it.

Why? Because they can read. Anyone who has picked up a newspaper, read online, listened to the radio or watched the idiot box in the past 10 years has watched the death of invesigative journalism, and the rise of the punditocracy . Why report when you can just make shit up as you go along? Far easier, and hey, if it works for the government…

More than half of Americans say US news organization s are politically biased, inaccurate, and don’t care about the people they report on, a poll published Thursday showed.

And poll respondents who use the Internet as their main source of news — roughly one quarter of all Americans — were even harsher with their criticism, the poll conducted by the Pew Research Center said.

More than two-thirds of the Internet users said they felt that news organization s don’t care about the people they report on; 59 percent said their reporting was inaccurate; and 64 percent they were politically biased.

More than half — 53 percent — of Internet users also faulted the news organization s for “failing to stand up for America”. — m

Ouch. If I got a performance review like that, I’d be out of a job. Come to think of it, the declining subscription rates are just that, a wholesale firing of a media gone fluffy and unfactual. Face it kids, you get those shiny press passes to ask the hard questions, not make friends. If asking hard questions gets you thrown out of the Whitehouse Press Corps, that’s not a tragedy.

It’s a story.

One which, sad to say, a lot of Americans used to count on you to write. Meanwhile, thousands of us are making a stab at getting the truth out there. Not because we want to be journalists  (we already have lives you see), but because we want a free press functioning in our democracy. Think about that while you hobnob on the hill. Dinosaur or phoenix?

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